Back by popular demand!

Looking for something fun and *different* to do on Oahu this weekend? Then welcome, and join us for an elegant evening of art, music and champagne! Get inspired to create a life where you feel healthy, happy and whole.

Join singer and songwriter Lucie Lynch and me for a European style Art Salon and Full Moon private concert, featuring my art and Lucie’s music! Mingle with us and our guests at my home and studio, with stunning views of Koko Head and lose yourself in the endless blue of the vast Pacific Ocean. With a glass of champagne in your hand and a variety of delicious pupus to choose from, peruse the art and enjoy an opportunity to really engage with it, up close. Feel free to ask questions and invite conversations. This will be an interactive experience, harkening back to the Gertrude Stein Art Salons in Paris in the early 1900’s.

At 7:00pm, we’ll gather for an exclusive private *Full Moon* concert with Lucie, as she weaves my art into her music, and makes the paintings come alive!

Space is limited, so if this intrigues you, get your tickets now! Only $35.00 for the entire experience, including food, drinks, music and art. $45. at the door

**Tickets HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/champagne-art-salon-tickets-22473645278

LAST DAY for Early Bird Pricing!

By: Susan Conrad Risse and Tracy Fisher Carlson


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**Please note our *DATE CHANGE only.* It’s come to our attention that our *ORIGINAL DATE* of 1/16/16 is on the MLK Holiday long weekend, so we’ve changed the Event to 1/30/16. If you’re feeling anything like we are (maybe a bit overwhelmed, over-scheduled, or just plain exhausted after all of the Holiday Festivities, you may find this to be a welcome change!)

As you ease into this threshold time of a brand new year ahead, we invite you to take some time to dream, meditate, spend time in nature or just begin browsing through magazines, old calendars, maps & books. When you feel an intuitive connection to an image, word or phrase, just tear it out & begin your “Vision Board Folder.” Don’t worry about ‘why’ you’re drawn to something, just trust that there’s a reason for it. Stay out of your head & instead, remain in an open & curious heart space. As we begin to assemble our Vision Boards on the day of the event, connections will begin to form & puzzle pieces will perhaps(??) begin to make sense. This process is about tuning inwards & listening to your soul’s longings & desires. If you don’t have time to do this ahead of the workshop, that’s fine too.

So, yes, please join us at Glitter Gypsy Studio for this magical Vision Board workshop! Just show up; we’ll take care of the rest. You’ll begin your day being nourished & nurtured by enjoying a gourmet, healthy & scrumptious feast (vegetarian, vegan, gluten & dairy-free options available.) Think delicious salads, fresh herbs, local tropical fruits & fresh seafood, if desired–yum! We’ll then go into a women’s visioning circle to get grounded & connected. Next, the creation of YOUR vision board! No art experience necessary & all materials & instructions provided. Find your “spot” to work- on our ocean-view & Koko Head facing lanais, in the courtyard around the swimming pool, on a cozy chair or cushion, wherever you feel comfortable! Do your own thing, or feel free to ask for guidance. As a special BONUS TREAT, singer/songwriter LUCIE LYNCH will be inspiring us with her angelic voice & beautiful songs! Delicious & nutritious chocolate shakes will be served when you need a little boost mid-afternoon–mmmm… At 4:00, we’ll gather for our closing circle & sharing–breakthroughs, insights, discoveries.

Your hosts: Susan Conrad Risse, Visionary Artist, Teacher & Guide. Susan’s artistic background includes studying, training & coaching with Shiloh Sophia McCloud (founder & CEO of http://www.cosmiccowgirls.com & creator of the 13 step Color of Woman Painting Process & Intentional Creativity.) Susan is also a member/owner of Cosmic Cowgirls, a women & girl owned school of revolutionary education. She has also studied under master iconographer, Father Damian Higgins & Christine Valters Paintner, PhD of http://www.AbbeyoftheArts.com, to name a few. Susan is the founder of Glitter Gypsy Studio, http://www.glittergypsy.com & hosts workshops, art salons, private classes, pop-up dinner parties & more! Susan welcomes you warmly!

Tracy Fisher Carlson is an expert in family health, healing & nutrition. She also has extensive experience in social work, reiki, healing touch & infant massage. Tracy is a firm believer & practicioner of “food as medicine.”

Lucie Lynch, our special musical guest, is an internationally recognized singer, songwriter, actress & performer. What a gift to have her share her gifts with us! http://www.lucieslighthouse.com

Aloha ~ E komo mai!

Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM (HST) – Add to Calendar
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Aloha, and welcome to another year of Oahu Open Studios, an island-wide *FREE* ART EVENT! Glitter Gypsy is excited to be participating again this year.

What is Oahu Open Studios? Fifty one local artists will be opening their art studios to the public over the next two weekends. Our event kicks off tomorrow evening at First Friday Arts Walk in Chinatown (November 6,2015, 6:00-9:00p.m.) with our Opening Celebration/Preview Exhibition. Meet the artists & preview their artwork, while enjoying refreshments & live music. The art show will remain hanging there in the lobby of “Bishop Place” (1132 Bishop St. at Fort Street Mall-take the escalator up & pass the security guard to the “Main Lobby”) through November 20th.

“Weekend 1” Artist Open Studios (Central, North Shore & Windward Oahu) is November 7th-8th, 11a.m-6p.m., both days.

“Weekend 2” Artist Open Studios~ MY WEEKEND! ~ (Leeward Oahu~ Waianae to Honolulu to HAWAII KAI) is November 14th-15th, 11a.m-6p.m., both days

**FREE GUIDEBOOKS & PRINTABLE MAPS available at http://www.oahuopenstudios.com Go there to grab your copy & beginning planning your art studio tours!

Be sure to stop by Glitter Gypsy Studio (my home/studio) ~Studio #51~ any time November 14th-15th, 11a.m.-6p.m., both days!

What to expect at Glitter Gypsy Studio:

~Open Studio/Art Salon~ View/purchase my original art, as well as archival quality art prints & greeting cards.

~Enjoy complimentary wine, tea & pupus while visiting, visioning, asking questions & talking story.

~Relax on our ocean-view lanais or poolside while visiting the artist & other guests.

~Ask me about upcoming Events, Workshops, Monthly Women’s Creativity Art Circles, Creative Coaching & More!

~BONUS: International Singer/Songwriter & Actress Lucie Lynch will be performing LIVE Saturday afternoon after 4:00!

Mahalo! I’ll see you at Oahu Open Studios! ~Aloha

PS: I’d love it if you’d “Like” me on FB http://www.facebook.com/GlitterGypsy & Susan Conrad Risse (profile page) on Instagram @glittergypsies, LinkedIn: Glitter Gypsy Risse, @SusanRisse + you’ll receive all of the latest updates a lot quicker & easier!

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How was your summer? Mine has been busy, and full of creative adventures! It began in June with the Champagne Art Salon that Lucie Lynch & I co-created, with the theme of “The Voice” emerging. Lucie is a sublime international singer & songwriter that I feel so fortunate to not only to call my friend, but a colleague as well. You’ve just got to check her out on Facebook or at http://www.lucieslighthouse.com. You’re going to love her & her mesmerizing voice & song writing.

So the evening began with an Open Studio Art Salon, mingling & sharing my art with the beautiful group of people that joined us. The champagne was flowing, delicious food was partaken & we all enjoyed the hypnotic views of Koko Head & the endless blue of the Pacific Ocean. What a treat it was! At 7:00pm, we gathered in our living room for an incredible living room concert with Lucie. I unveiled my latest painting, “She Activates Her Voice” & shared my story of her creation with everyone. I explained how this painting literally manifested itself by my using a method known as “Intentional Creativity,” as taught to me by artist & mentor, Shiloh Sophia McCloud. This is a process in which one sets a particular INTENTION for the painting and then intuitively ALLOWS the painting to come into form. A give & take relationship develops between the painting & the artist. Lucie then began the concert by telling us her story about activating her own voice & continued to sing & tell us many more stories through her beautiful music.

I am so grateful to everyone who attended, supported & had fun with us! I am humbly honored to have shared the stage with Lucie. I would also like to thank Leo & Marika Hura of LeoVidPro for filming the event. You can view the synopsis of the evening on their YouTube channel. And a huge shout out to my wonderful husband for helping out in whatever was needed.

I definitely plan to do more events like this, so if this is the kind of thing you enjoy and you live or travel to Oahu, sign up to receive my newsletter. Better yet, friend me on Facebook, Susan Conrad Risse, or follow my Facebook Artist page at http://www.facebook.com/GlitterGypsy  Instagram: @glittergypsies  Twitter: @SusanRisse  LinkedIn: Glitter Gypsy Risse ~ for much QUICKER updates. If you’re interested in corroborating in a creative adventure, please email me. I have a beautiful & inviting space & love to work with other artists & creatives. If you’re interested in art classes or private sessions, ART birthday parties, Ladies’ Night Out Art Parties or Joining me for my upcoming Womens Circles, please leave a comment or send me an email & I’d love to include you.

***And please mark your CALENDARS for the second annual Oahu Open Studios! I’m so excited to be participating in this fantastic island-wide event, with more than 50 local artists on Oahu opening their studios to the public over 2 weekends this November 2015. We kick off the event on November 6th, from 6-9pm in the lobby of Bishop Place, 1132 Bishop St. for an Opening Celebration + Preview Exhibition during “First Friday,” a monthly Art event in Honolulu’s historic Chinatown district. The preview exhibition then continues & runs Monday-Friday 6:30am-6:30pm, November 9-20, 2015. The Artists open their studios the weekend of November 7 + 8 (Central, North Shore & Windward Oahu) & November 14 + 15 (from Mahaka to Hawaii Kai.) Hours run from 11am-6pm, both days per weekend. I am OPEN for WEEKEND 2, NOV 14 & 15, 11am-6pm, ARTIST #51 on the guidebook map. If you’d like your  *free guidebook,* please let me know OR follow Oahu Open Studios on Facebook for guidebooks & timely updates. You may also view the event & print out your free studio tour map at http://www.oahuopenstudios.com. This is a great event for both art lovers & art collectors alike. Last year, I had a fantastic turn out & would love to see you HERE this year! Wine, tea & pupus will be served, so relax & stay a while. In additional to original art for sale, I’ll also have greeting cards & matted prints of various sizes (as well as custom orders) for sale to fit any price point. If you’ve wanted to see my art up close, please come visit!

Aloha & a hui hou,

Susan ~ The Glitter Gypsy


Aloha dear friends!, Please join international singer & songwriter, Lucie Lynch (www.lucieslighthouse.com) & me, Susan Conrad Risse (www.glittergypsy.com) for our Champagne Art Salon & Living Room Concert on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 5:00-8:00p.m. Enjoy an elegant evening with art, music and champagne! Mingle with us & the other guests at my home & art studio with stunning views of Koko Head & Hanauma Bay, and lose yourself in the endless blue of the vast Pacific Ocean. With a glass of champagne in your hand, a variety of delicious pupus to choose from, peruse the art, visit, ask questions & talk story with us. At 7:00p.m., we’ll gather for an exclusive private concert with Lucie as she weaves my art into her music and makes the paintings come alive! I’ll be unveiling my latest completed work. I’ll tell you a bit about my process, the story around creating it and Lucie will spontaneously create & sing a song about it. How cool is that?? Space is limited, so if this sounds like your kind of thing, gather your friends & get your tickets now! Please share this with your Oahu friends. We love meeting new people who enjoy these kinds of experiences. To get your tickets & reserve your spot, please visit & “Like” my Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/GlitterGypsy The link is there to purchase your tickets. Mahalo for reading this & we’ll see you at the Champagne Art Salon! Aloha ~ Susan Conrad Risse ~ The Glitter Gypsy


OOS in Sunday Honolulu Star-Advertiser-11/30/14IMG_2882IMG_1118Please come join us here at Glitter Gypsy Studio this weekend, December 6th & 7th, 2014, 11am-6pm (both days) for ART, conversation & refreshments, in corroboration with Oahu Open Studios! Free guide maps & detailed information about this exciting event can be found at http://www.oahuopenstudios.com GLITTER GYPSY STUDIO (Susan Risse) is location #22 on the Guide map–Weekend 1 (12/6-12/7.) View Susan’s latest artwork, mix & mingle with fellow art lovers & collectors, purchase original gifts for the Holidays & enjoy a glass of wine while taking in the panoramic views of Koko Head & the gorgeous Pacific Ocean. Original art, giclees, matted prints, jewelry & functional pottery will be available for viewing &/or purchasing. Gift Certificates will also be available for easy shopping during this busy Holiday season. These may be used for merchandise, workshops, retreats, personalized art classes, ‘Ladies’ Night Out Parties,’ Customized birthday parties, Team-building events & more! Print your map & enjoy a fun, FREE weekend, while supporting your local community & artists. Art is the gift that keeps on giving. Peruse my “Artworks Pages” here on this site to check out my latest pieces. Drop your business card in the jar (or just your name & email on our paper slips) when you come by this weekend to be entered into the *FREE ARTWORK* drawing! **No purchase necessary nor need to be present to win. We will contact you if you’re the winner. We hope to see you here this weekend!

You’re also invited to attend our Opening Celebration/Preview Exhibition this Thursday, 12/4/14 from 6:00-9:00p.m. at The Ward Warehouse-Building D, 1050 Ala Moana Blvd. in the Kaka’ako Conference room. Meet the participating artists, enjoy a small taste of our work & plan your itinerary for the weekend. Be sure to stop by my booth & say hello! (Studio #22)

For this WEEKEND, DECEMBER 6TH-7TH, 11AM-6PM, please be sure to visit me at my Home Studio:

Glitter Gypsy Studio, 1007 Kaluanui Road, Honolulu (Hawaii Kai) 96825, Phone # 808~352~9145, #22 on guide map

Ahoha! ~ Susan Conrad Risse, aka The Glitter Gypsy

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I’ll see you HERE this weekend!!! Mahalo & aloha!



It’s almost time! This will be your inspiration as we paint our very own Goddess Icons this weekend, June 21-22nd at Glitter Gypsy Studio in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii. I’ll be leading you step-by-step through the process, so don’t worry, even if you feel that you can’t even paint a stick figure–seriously. All you need is a desire in your heart & soul to EXPRESS YOURSELF…to find yourself…to reclaim YOURSELF. If you’re feeling a tug or stirring inside, that’s your soul trying to get your attention, trying to get you to wake up & create the life you really desire. Signing up is easy. Just click on the “Events & Adventures” tab & you’re in! Sending you much love, beauty & aloha, Susan Conrad Risse, aka *The Glitter Gypsy*

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